I once heard/read a quote that said (I paraphrase): “every book (in English at least) is just a remix of the same 26 letters.” That struck me as pretty incredible! So, in honour of the English alphabet here’s something fun!!! I came across another book challenge: going through the alphabet with a category for each letter. So, here is my collection of A-Z books!!
Author you’ve read the most books by: At this point I’d have to go with Jodi Picoult as I’ve read a lot of her books. Most of them I loved; some faves would have to be Small Great Things, The Storyteller, My Sister’s Keeper, and House Rules.
Best sequel ever: I really struggled with this category as I don’t read a whole lot of series. If I had to choose a sequel I’d choose The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher and Shakespeare. TESB is a fave movie of mine, and I really enjoyed this literary combination of SW and Shakespeare.
Currently reading: A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley.
Drink of choice while reading: Water or tea!
E-reader or physical book: Always a physical book. I don’t own an e-reader and don’t see any reason to get one!
Fictional character you would have dated in high school: No time for dating in high school…but I think I would have given Ron Weasley a chance? 🙂
Glad you gave this book a chance: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. I had bought this book at a used book sale because I had heard it was really good. It took me a while to get around to reading it, though, because I think I was a little daunted by its size/length. But I was so glad that I gave it a chance!
Hidden gem of a book: Diana: The Ghost Biography by Hilary Bailey & Emma Tennant. As a royal-watcher, I jumped at the chance to read this short book and found it to be very interesting. I’d recommend it to any royal-watchers who enjoy fiction!
Important moments in your reading life: my re-reads of the Harry Potter series. I always come across moments that I love, but I also glean more insight into things I missed in previous readings of this incredible series.
Just finished: The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon.
Kind of books you won’t read: Horror
Longest book you’ve read: Hard to know for sure!
Major book hangover: any books in the Outlander series
Number of bookcases you own: One large bookcase, with overflow of books tucked away in storage.
One book you’ve read multiple times: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss. I’m a bit of a stickler when it comes to grammar and punctuation and this is one of my fave books on this topic! I have multiple copies and have been known to give this book as a gift to fellow sticklers!!
Preferred place to read: On my couch, or outside on my deck looking out over the forest behind our backyard.
Quote from a book you’ve read that inspires you: “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.” –Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix
Reading regret: Playing for Pizza by John Grisham. Someone recommended it to me and I couldn’t for the life of me find anything I liked about the book! I just wanted it to end, but I powered through and finished it!!
Series you started and need to finish: A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin…but in order for me to finish this series, first Mr. Martin needs to finish the series!!! Anytime now, George, would be wonderful!!!!
Three of your all-time favourite books: What a question!!!!!! 3 favourite books?!?!?!? How to even choose?!?!?!? Obviously I have to put Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling in there as one choice, Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon as another choice, and The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (which benefits from multiple readings over time).
Unapologetic fan-girl for: Outlander, and any Star Wars fiction/novels.
Very excited about this release: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander series #9). And whatever Jodi Picoult will be releasing next.
Worst bookish habit: Bringing home too many library books at one time.
X marks the spot: start on the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling, it’s a companion book to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Your latest purchase: Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon. This book is a collection of seven Outlander stories. I don’t actually purchase a lot of books, preferring to utilize my local public library. But there are a few special books that I do purchase.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up far too late): Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner.